Reflection: Shared Expectations Subtracting from 9 - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


Using food in math lessons has been a challenge with the group of students that I have this year.  Even with our clear expectations about not eating food when it is being used as a math tool unless told otherwise, I have a few students who still keep eating things (this includes food that has been in a center for over a week).  What I decided to do with this lesson was not have the students eat during whole group even though I used Oreo cookies as a model.   With some of the behaviors that have been occurring, I decided to use the Oreo cookies a motivator to keep the students following directions during the lesson and by using them in small group, I could better supervise the consumption of the cookies.   I was able to find mini Oreo cookies, and I showed these to the students prior to the lesson.  I told them that if they listened and did a good job, they could come back and do a small group activity with the cookies during centers and at that time they would be able to eat some.  This worked out very well!

  Using Food as Motivation
  Shared Expectations: Using Food as Motivation
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Subtracting from 9

Unit 7: Subtraction
Lesson 14 of 19

Objective: Students will be to able solve subtraction equations.

Big Idea: We have 10 fingers, so when learning to subtract starting with a number less than 10 or equal to 10, students can use their fingers to help them. Manipulatives and drawings are helpful too!

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